It is said that cleanliness is next to godliness and this is never more true than when it comes to the caring of pets. Companion animals or pets, as they are otherwise known, are considered by most to be a member of the family. Therefore it is very important for everyone in the household to obtain and maintain adequate hygiene and cleanliness at all times. That is why it is very important to teach one’s pet how and where to properly dispose of their waste, both urine and feces.
One of the cleanest and most amiable of all domesticated animals today is the cat. Because they are very clean by nature, one may neglect to properly teach their feline the proper place to eliminate. Cats are naturally quick-learners and very habitual, therefore they prefer to only urinate and defecate in one particular spot. Although most cats are shown by their mothers, it is important to litter train a cat as soon as possible. The earlier the cat learns where the right place to eliminate its waste is, the less trouble one will have and encounter.
Litter training one’s cat is generally very simple and easy. Cats are creatures of habit and accompanied by their very clean nature, they will learn where the litter box is in no time. The process of teaching your cat how to use it each and every time he has to eliminate however, may take some time and effort.
To litter train a cat it is very important to have three basic materials or supplies for feline litter box training. These include the litter box, the litter scooper, and the cat litter. The cat litter box is, as the name suggests where one will put in the cat litter. It is where one’s beloved pet cat will go to every time it needs to urinate or defecate. The litter box is the “toilet bowl” of felines.
The litter scooper will serve as the instrument in collecting the feline feces and feline clumped up urine. Basically, it is what one uses to clean and rid the litter box of waste materials. Remember to never ever place or keep the litter scooper near the things you constantly use such as food utensils and clothes.
The last essential material for litter box training one’s cat is the cat litter. The cat litter may either be in the form of clumping sand or just plain litter. The cat litter serves as the “catcher” of the feces and urine excreted by the pet cat or cats. Once these three basic yet very essential elements are acquired and properly put into place and action then one will most certainly be successful in litter training their pet cat.
One should put his cat inside the litter box shortly after every major meal. By doing so the cat will almost instinctively know what the litter box is for and that it is where it needs to go if it needs to eliminate. These are the basics that every cat owner should know to litter train a cat in order to ensure the benefit and wellness of everyone else in the home.